The night before, I was a little hesitant on what to do, so phoned Marty and she answered my questions. Thanks, Marty!
This was my flowers a few days ago.
It's funny. I used to bake my own bread (when the children were littles) and make a perfect meringue (though I never mastered the art of the pie crust). I cooked anything and everything. I was undaunted.
Now I'm hesitant when I cook. Back then I was a young mother and mouths needed to be fed. I guess I didn't stop to think or be afraid I might fail. I just did it. To be young is to be invincible!
But now I seem to lack the confidence with cooking I once had.
And so my little turkey, after my meal mid-afternoon yesterday, yielded another meal and a half. The half is mostly dressing with a little bit of turkey mixed in. Just enough meals not to get sick of it.
I had a little glitch the night before. I wanted to make the fruit salad I put on my blog when I was pondering what to make. I sat down to print out the instructions. And my mouse wouldn't work.
My other computer is not set up to the printer. Yes, I'm sure there is a way to do it wirelessly, but I don't know how, so it's a moot point.
Speaking of computers, I downloaded Windows 10 to my Desktop, where all of my photos are stored. I then could not find my thousands upon thousands of photos. Panic mode!
So I called Cox Tech Support, and I had taken off Windows 10 and gone back to Windows 7. Still no pictures. Well, now I have them, but have to jump through several more ridiculous hoops to get there.
I want to go back in time and not have downloaded Windows 10! Does anyone have a magic wand???
I don't know what I'd advise about downloading Windows 10...
My red geranium a few days ago
I tore into my file cabinet and took out all the crap I'd put in the bottom drawer to someday be filed, searching for the instructions that came with the mouse.
Couldn't find it, but at least I finally got the other stuff filed.
Finally, I called Cox Tech Support. I'd googled ways to fix it on my laptop, but the instructions were muddled and I didn't quite get them.
I pay Cox Tech Support $14.95 per month to take care of my remote needs with my computers. They are well worth the price. I run into a snag or the computer is sluggish, I call them. They get on my computer, tell me to go on about my business, and they fix it.
It's such a relief to know that if I have malware or there's something I can't figure out for myself, they have always come to my rescue.
And so we figured it out, I got my fruit salad instructions printed, and all was right with the world. And it was a good fruit salad!
I spent the rest of yesterday reading posts and moving my three little Christmas trees from one place to another. I wanted them to be clustered together, but don't have a lot of space to do that.
I wanted the green one (the other is red and one is white: picked up the white one from Big Lots for $20) to be in an old bucket I keep in my garden space. But there wasn't room in the bucket for the little plastic "feet."
I'd been worrying with it all week. Finally, Wednesday, I appealed to Mr. Maintenance Man. (I'm tired of typing all that out. His name is Israel.)
He got some sand and put the tree in there to hold it up in a vessel inside of the bucket. But it still tended to lean a bit, which would have driven me crazy.
So, amid the vast rains we got yesterday and are still having today, I went outside and dumped the sand and put the plastic feet back on. And that simply wasn't doing it for me.
The making of the ornaments and decorating these trees will be simple. After I figure out where I want them.
And really, as often happens, I think I want them right back where I started. After having moved half of the living room furniture around to accommodate my ideas, I'm back to square one.
So today, I'll try again. I'll have a bit of leftovers to tide me over without having to think about meals.
I'll listen to the rain and the thunder and be thankful that I'm warm and cozy inside my little lamp-lit apartment with the pupsters.
And I'll try not to think of my thousands of photos that are now much more difficult to get to.